MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Megan Duffy scored 20 points to lead Notre Dame (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) to a 77-72 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday.
Lindsay Schrader added 13 points and Melissa D'Amico and Tulyah
Gaines each scored 11 for the Irish (6-0), who won their first six
games for the fourth time in school history.Duffy shot 6-for-6 from the foul line and scored eight points in
the final two minutes as Notre Dame pulled away from the Badgers
(4-3).D'Amico fed Breona Gray for a 3-pointer and then hit a jumper as
the Irish broke a 62-62 tie, the seventh tie of the second half.Wisconsin pulled within 67-65, but Duffy and Gaines countered
with baskets. The Badgers closed within three points twice in the
last 30 seconds, but Duffy answered with a pair of free throws each
time.Jolene Anderson scored 16 points for the Badgers, who got
double-figure scoring by four players.Notre Dame was without coach Muffet McGraw, who was ill and did
not make the trip from South Bend.